What is a subsidy?

In talking about affordable housing, transportation, development and other issues related to urban growth, the term “subsidy” often pops up. It’s generally used pejoratively and seems to refer to such a large variety of situations that the meaning can start to get a little murky. So I thought that before I write …

Creating a Vibrant Local Economy: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

The introduction of the automobile significantly changed the way we build our cities and operate our businesses. Once this faster form of travel became available to the general public (thank you Henry Ford), communities could start to spread out in ways that were previously unthinkable. And shoppers were able to buy in larger quantities …